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Address: 14 Crowley Ln, Mount Holly, VT 05758-9656
Phone Number: +1 800-683-2606
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The public is welcome to visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the country's...

The public is welcome to visit the Crowley Cheese Factory, the country's oldest cheese factory to see award-winning all natural Crowley Cheese, made entirely by hand, the old-fashioned way. Though the factory shop is usually open 7 days, 10-4, we typically make cheese 3 weekdays (call for schedule). The factory was built in 1882 and is listed in the National Historic Register. You can purchase cheese, as well as other assorted Vermont products at the factory. Heads up: we are a TINY, old-fashioned operation that's a little off the beaten track in a beautiful, rural area. Please call first to make sure the factory is open before making the trek. Also, if you do manage to catch us on a cheesemaking day, we really appreciate your patience as our cheesemaking staff endeavors to make excellent cheese while providing an excellent customer service experience.

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So who cares if it's an old building

My wife and I stopped here as we were interested in seeing how cheese is made. While the building itself is old, it is the same building that has been used to make cheese for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here as we were interested in seeing how cheese is made. While the building itself is old, it is the same building that has been used to make cheese for a real long time. The staff was informative and friendly, and the plentiful cheese samples were all delicious. For us this was a very pleasant... More 

Thank lukelives
Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Crowley Cheese factory and it was a very interesting ( and tasty!!) presentation. The Crowley Cheese factory is the oldest continuous operating cheese factory in the nation. While we did not actually see cheese being produced ( just Tuesday through Thursday) we did see the factory equipment and learned about the process of making cheese. Very tasty... More 

Thank djdicenzo
Hartford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Oldest operating cheese factory in the US - very cool. Small gift shop with wonderful home made cheeses and yummy local jams, relishes, hot sauces, pickled garlic, too many things to list. A must see. Call ahead to see if they are making cheese that day.

Thank RikkilynCT
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wife and I stopped in out of curiosity was met by Ken who made us feel at home! Enjoyed talking with him and bought 3 types of cheese a cutting board and knife and some candy we plan on ordering for Christmas this is a must see if you are in the area.

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Putney, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Worth a stop, especially if you like VT cheeses and some history. The building itself is amazing to enter and visualize. Thinking about how many years it has excited was like a nice slice of being back in history and imagining the same thing happening today as many years prior. We made this part of our own cheese tour, which... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Crowley Cheese. It was great that we were able to sample the many cheeses that are made on premises. We also sampled the different spreads and hot sauce. Try the Ghost Pepper jam if you are in the mood for a spicy treat! The owner was very friendly and took the time to tell us... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

First let me say that this is not a super-informative action-packed tour like you might find at, say, Ben & Jerry's, but I have been visiting the Crowley Cheese factory since I was a kid and I love it. There did used to be more of a historical factory tour feel to it; these days it feels a bit more... More 

Thank Rebecca B
Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

Crowley cheese factory is the oldest continuously operating cheese factory in America. You can watch them make cheese & then sample some of the cheeses they make. They have a lot of unique cheeses like muffaletta, sage, garlic & mesquite among many other varieties. Don't forget to get a brochure so you can order at home.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The Crowley Cheese Shop is not a destination in itself but part of the experience of visiting Southern Vermont. The visitor will find a cheese "factory" in the traditional sense - a building virtually unchanged since constructed by Winfield Crowley in 1882 - 58 years after the first Crowley began making cheese in his kitchen in 1824. The smooth, buttery... More 

2 Thank Robin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Tucked away in the woods is Crowley Cheese. The people working here are so friendly and they have at least 10 cheeses out for you to taste.

Thank susanj329

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